The automated creation and deployment of fully custom VMs (Virtual Machines) as analyses targets may seem like an arcane topic, but it’s crucially important to successful threat analysis, particularly for targeted attacks. There are several reasons: Targeted attacks using custom(ized) malware often will check for specific attributes on the target machine before executing. For example, if […]READ MORE
Revamped API is REST, built on JSON Backward-compatible with existing Python scripts In this second blog post about what’s new in V 1.9 we drill down into our API. Ease of integration is a perennial must-have and we’ve made sure in this release to bring VMRay Analyzer (VMA) to the next level of open, flexible […]READ MORE
Scalability: Size matters. In our latest release we take on the ever-present challenge of non-stop growth in unique threats enterprises are forced to deal with. Moore’s law is alive and well, just not always in ways we would like. With 1.9 we’ve future-proofed VMRay Analyzer and baked in scalability to handle whatever the bad guys […]READ MORE
Towards Hyperscaling: An architecture to support concurrent analysis on large VM arrays In the era of Big Data scalability is always a key concern. Simply throwing hardware at the problem isn’t enough. If the software architecture can’t fully take advantage of the available bandwidth and compute power, bottlenecks remain. One of VMRay Analyzer’s main advantages […]READ MORE
Editor’s Note: This post was updated on February 6, 2018. VM Detection – passing the Pafish test Paranoid Fish (pafish) is a tool for detecting malware analysis environments, replicating what malware will do in the wild to detect if it is being analyzed. It comes with a number of generic and specific checks to reveal the presence of […]READ MORE
Available as an on-premise solution or a cloud subscription service Our latest release of VMRay Analyzer, V.1.8 is available as an on-premise downloadable install or now also as a cloud malware analysis subscription service. The full list of changes and enhancements are in the release notes of course. Here are the highlights: COM analysis We […]READ MORE
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